aka Alaskan paddle
Aleutian paddle is another kind of traditional paddle, coming originally from Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Unlike greenland paddles, aleutian paddle has asymmetrical blades. One side of the blade (sometimes referred as sculling side) is almost flat and suits perfectly for sculling and rolling. The other side of the blade (power face) has a raised ridge running along the centerline of the blade. It helps to prevent the blade from chattering and allows to make more powerful strokes. Those two sides together give you a paddle, which is both quiet and powerful.
Considering the length, aleutian paddles should be approximately 10cm (or 4 inches) longer than greeland paddles. Compared to euro-bladed paddles, the difference in length can be even until 15cm.
The new Aleutian paddle is a solid western red cedar, with an embedded layer of carbon that provides the paddle with significant strength and stability. The carbon lamination of this Aleutian paddle uses innovative material and processing science developments from the University laboratory.
Probably the best cruising paddle ever.
Style: Aleutian, Alaska
Material: western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
Shaft: rounded triangular, pine reinforcement
Lengths: standard lengths are 220, 225, 230, 235 and 240 cm. Other lengths only on request.
NOTICE: Every piece of wood is different. They come with different density, weight and colour. Weight of the standard paddle made of western red cedar is normally between 600 and 950 grams but most commonly between 650 and 850 grams. Also the colour of oiled paddles varies from very light red to very dark brown. So in matter of colour, photos of the paddle are more or less illustrative.
220cm, 86 5/8in, 225cm, 88 5/8in, 230cm, 90 4/8in, 235cm, 92 4/8in, 240cm, 94 4/8in